Audiology (AuD)

Doctor of Audiology (AUDIDAU )
Unit: School of Medicine (GM)
Department: Audiology
Program Webpage: louisville.edu/medschool/audiology/

Program Information

The Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD) is a four-year post-baccalaureate degree program leading to a professional degree conferred by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The program is physically located within the Louisville Medical Center and administratively located in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders in the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The faculty are committed to the clinical focus of the AuD degree and endeavor to bring real-world experiences to bear on the teaching environment. The faculty and staff of Audiology actively participate in the provision of clinical services in both hospital and private practice arenas.

Students benefit by working side by side with the faculty and staff in an active and dynamic medical environment. Students will be able to interact with faculty, residents and medical students from other disciplines such as Otolaryngology, speech pathology, and pediatrics, not only in the provision of clinical services but also in teaching and research endeavors.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program will be for Fall term only, and applications must be received by January 1 of the application year.

Applicants should submit:

  • All undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample which can discuss your interest in the field of Audiology

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum cumulative GRE score is required; average cumulative GRE scores for admitted students is 306 (as outlined by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology). Admission to the program is based on a favorable review of application materials and an interview with the admissions committee. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate a knowledge of the field. 

Please see the Doctor of Audiology Program website for more information.

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Audiology degree program has been designed to meet the content and experience guidelines developed over the past decade by numerous professional organizations and associations. Curricular content areas and competencies are outlined as follows.

The curriculum begins with the student spending a significant amount of time in the classroom with a minimum amount of time in the clinical environment. Over the course of the four years, the ratio of classroom to clinic time reverses, so that the last year consists of virtually full-time clinical experience. During the fourth year, students will be given options for practical experiences in a variety of sites around the country.

Typical 4-Year Curriculum 

(subject to change)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
AUDI 600 Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing 3
AUDI 604 Essential Techniques in Audiometry for Pediatrics and Adults 3
AUDI 606 Acoustics and Speech Acoustics 3
AUDI 614 Clinical Techniques in Audiology I 1
AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
 Hours11
Spring
AUDI 626 Assessment and Management of Vestibular Disorders 3
AUDI 624 Amplification Technology 3
AUDI 622 Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology 3
AUDI 615 Clinical Techniques in Audiology II 2
AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
 Hours12
Summer
AUDI 630 Amplification Selection and Fitting 3
AUDI 625 Audiologic Counseling 2
AUDI 610 Clinical Clerkship I 1
AUDI 629 Cochlear Implants and other Impantable Hearing Devices 4
 Hours10
Year 2
Fall
AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
AUDI 636 Pediatric Audiology 2
AUDI 648 Hearing Science I 3
AUDI 650 Research Methods 3
 Hours10
Spring
AUDI 638 Educational Audiology 3
AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
AUDI 654 Advanced Auditory Processing 3
AUDI 679 Independent Study in Audiology 1-6
 Hours11
Summer
AUDI 616 Genetics and Hearing Loss 2
AUDI 620 Clinical Clerkship II 2
AUDI 632 Professional Issues in Audiology 2
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
 Hours7
Year 3
Fall
AUDI 656 Practice Management in Audiology 3
AUDI 635 Audiology Internship 4
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
AUDI 652 Prevention of Hearing Loss 2
 Hours10
Spring
AUDI 612 Pathology of the Auditory-Vestibular System 3
AUDI 621 Audiologic Rehabilitation 3
AUDI 635 Audiology Internship 4
AUDI 660 Investigation in Audiologic Practice 1
 Hours11
Summer
DOCT 600 Doctoral Candidacy 1 0
 Hours0
Year 4
Fall
DOCT 600 Doctoral Candidacy 1 0
 Hours0
Spring
DOCT 600 Doctoral Candidacy 1 0
 Hours0
 Minimum Total Hours82